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Gilbert Deals and Travs Hit Three Homers in Win

August 18, 2019 - Texas League (TL) - Arkansas Travelers News Release

Springfield, MO-The Arkansas Travelers staved off a sweep and defeated the Springfield Cardinals, 7-1, on Sunday. Logan Gilbert dealt five shutout innings with eight strikeouts while allowing only two hits and three walks on his way to win number four with Arkansas. Kyle Lewis, Cal Raleigh and Logan Taylor all homered for the Travs as they snapped a season-worst four game losing streak.

Moments That Mattered

* Lewis got the Travs started with a three-run homer in the third inning. A towering blast to left-center, it came with two out and followed a walk to Evan White.

* The Cardinals mounted a big threat in the bottom of the third, loading the bases with two out but Yariel Gonzalez's drive to the warning track in right field was run down by Luis Liberato to end the threat.

Notable Travs Performances

* SS Donnie Walton: 2-4, BB, run, 2B, RBI

* DH Kyle Lewis: 2-5, run, HR, 3 RBI

* RF Luis Liberato: 3-4, 2 runs, 2B

* RHP Logan Gilbert: Win, 5 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 8 K

News and Notes

* With the win, the Travs have still not been swept in 2019.

* Gilbert has won three consecutive starts, striking out eight batters each time.

Up Next

After a day off Monday, the Travs return home on Tuesday to start the final homestand of the regular season with the first of three against the Corpus Christi Hooks. Left-hander Ricardo Sanchez (8-9, 3.72) gets the start against righty Brett Conine (0-0, 4.50). It is a Zoosday Tuesday with free train rides and baseball bingo. First pitch is set for 7:10. The game will also be broadcast on the Sports Animal 920, the First Pitch App, TuneIn radio and milb.tv.


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